Think "Toa" as a good "upper bound" for your character's power level. We allow characters who are more powerful than a Toa, but not significantly. There should be no characters who can't be defeated by, at most, a couple Toa. Let's say 'Toa Nuva' is too high of a power level for BURPG characters. Makuta naturally are disallowed unless they are severely depowered, and all custom races must fit within this power-level famework.
Now, what constitutes a 'Toa power level'? Think "Human with some really good armour and a nifty power or two." These are normal dudes - they bleed, they get hurt. Your characters must have weaknesses! Consider the X-Men as a comparable example: with only a few expections, they're just normal people with a couple unusual abilities. So Cyclops is just a normal fellow who can shoot lasers from his eyes, and Tahu is just a normal dude who can create fire and make force fields. Neither of them are invincible - both can be defeated by someone with comparable powers, or even by someone with lesser powers in many situations.
Just think realistically. No invulnerability, no building-destroying strength, not 'destructive balls of energy the size of the moon.' Like pretty much all rules, this can be effetcively summarized in 'Don't Be Dumb.' A good rule of thumb: if you find yourself wondering 'Is this character too powerful?,' HE PROBABLY IS.
^Credit to the above goes to Friar Tuck, with some modifications. That's a good guide for power levels in this RPG.
Name: Light Teridax
Species: Makuta from the Melding pocket dimension
Appearance: Light Terry
Faction: Bionicle: Untold
-The Elemental power of Light
-Assorted, but largely unknown (by others), powers
Weapons: -A war hammer
Powers: Light-based abilities, Kraata powers, telepathy
Bio: after SM reformed, Teridax volunteered to lead the project. He is wise and knowledgeable, and knows that every little thing counts in life. He abhors planning however, and if anything, that is his weakness.
Name: The Perfectionist
Appearance: A black cloaked and hooded being, with two large feathery wings that are white. Carries a scythe.
Faction: Zombie Army
Powers: Creating zombies, unknown
Bio: nothing is yet known about The Perfectionist, other than the fact that the being is the leader of the zombie army.
My non-GM chars:
Appearance: A long and lanky Toa that wears a Mahiki-shaped mask. His armor is Jungle green, with Lime highlights, and he has a longsword sheathed on his back. Friendly purple eyes stare out at you from the Mahiki.
Faction: Bionicle: Untold
Powers: Toa-level control of plant Life. His mask is really a great Kakama.
Weapons: His longsword, which is imbued with the power of an Avsa, allowing it to steal life force when it touches beings, tough only enough to make the beings slightly exhausted.
Bio: Varkan is a new Toa, who went on the expedition eagerly. He is not a veteran, but has talent at using his blade, and is naive. His greatest flaw is that he is completely innocent in the ways of the world, and is thus likely to fall to deceit easily. Varkan has never been in combat, and is very easily excited, along with zealous for his cause.
Guys, just re-post your profiles by copying and pasting if yours were already approved.
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